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2024-25 School Year Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in the Redwood City School District (RCSD).

RCSD is a stellar PreK-8 school district known for its unique, popular, and award-winning programs. If you are interested in enrolling your student for the upcoming school year, we invite you to complete your application online. 

Spring and Summer Enrollment

Spring and summer enrollment prior to the new school year is considered late. 

Students who register during the spring and summer are only temporarily enrolled in their neighborhood school for the first 10 days of the school year, and may be moved if the principal and superintendent determine there are not enough seats available at your child’s grade level.

Neighborhood students have priority based on space available at the time they register. If space is not available at the neighborhood school, students will be placed at a different school until space becomes available at their neighborhood school. Students are enrolled in the order in which they register.

All applications are completed online. Families will need:

To complete your student’s online application, you will need to upload the following: 

  • Student's birth certificate or passport
     
  • Updated Immunization records:
    • The following doses are required for PreK and TK (18 months through 5 years of age) enrollment:
      • At the time of applying: 4 doses of DTaP, 3 Polio, 3 Hep B, and 1 Varicella
         
      • Before their first day of school: 5 doses of DTaP, 4 Polio, 3 Hep B, 2 MMR, and 2 varicella. Families can bring their updated records to whichever of the following locations is most convenient to the family:
        • Their school office;
        • The RCSD WellBeing Center, which is located on the MIT campus. While the address for MIT is 400 Duane St., the WellBeing Center is located on the intersection of Duane and Jame streets. This is behind the MIT library and directly across the street from the Sequoia Union High School District; OR
        • The District Office, which is located at 750 Bradford St. in Redwood City. 
           
  • The following doses are required for K-6 grade enrollment:
    • 5 doses of DTaP, 4 Polio, 3 Hep B, 2 MMR, and 2 varicella
       
  • One additional dose of DTaP is required for enrollment in 7th grade and higher. In addition, all middle school students new to RCSD should make sure their updated immunization records include the two required doses of varicella. 

All required doses must be clearly visible in the document uploaded to the application.

  • Two (2) different and current documents showing proof of residence: utility bills, rental agreement, vehicle registration, etc.
     
  • Photo ID for parent or guardian
     
  • In addition, please note:

    • Health Exam by a physician is required for kindergarten or 90 days following entry into first grade.
    • Oral health assessment is required by kindergarten or first grader enrolling in public school for their first time.

Please note: Your application will be completed once all documents have been uploaded and received by RCSD. Once all valid documents have been turned in, RCSD will then process registration for placement.

Please use the enrollment application that follows for new 2024-25 students entering TK and K-8 grades as well as Special Education PreK students with an IEP (Individualized Education Plan).
All other PreK children need to enroll with the California State Preschool Program. 

Face-to-Face Support at WellBeing Center:

Should a family not have access to a device at home, district staff is available to guide families as they use a district device at the WellBeing Center while completing their child's application. Families can make an appointment on the following days and times:

Every Tuesday and Wednesday: 9 am-1 pm

The WellBeing Center is located on the MIT campus. While the address for MIT is 400 Duane St., the WellBeing Center is located on the intersection of Duane and Jame streets. This is behind the MIT library and directly across the street from the Sequoia Union High School District. 

RCSD staff is available to guide families unless the school district is closed during a holiday. Families without a device at home can click below to make an appointment. 

Enrolling in the California State Preschool Program

Families with preschool children should contact the RCSD Child Development Center (CDC), by calling (650) 482-2417, which is a separate process.

Learn More About the Preschool Program

Please Note: Families with special education PreK students with an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) should use the application at the top of this page. 

Transferring to Another Program or School:

Families who are interested in transferring to another program or school other than their neighborhood school need to complete a School of Choice Application.

New families to the district need to register first before filling out a School of Choice application. School of Choice applications will be processed only after a child has been enrolled and confirmed at their assigned neighborhood school. The School of Choice application will appear as an option at the end of the registration form.

Learn More About School of Choice

Key Dates and Deadlines

Families should keep this timeline handy for key dates and deadlines during the enrollment and School of Choice process:

2024-25 Enrollment and School of Choice Timeline

Please note: Your application will be completed once all documents have been uploaded and received by RCSD. Once all documents have been turned in, RCSD will then process registration for placement.